Kristoffer Nielsen-Refs

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Kristoffer joined CORE & COMPANY in July, 2019. He brings with him 15+ years of experience as a digital executive and consultant at the intersection of agile strategy, product, technology, transformative customer experiences, innovative business models and all commercial go-to-market functions. Spanning large established core-business divisions, as well as corporate start-up environments, he has a track record of leading and supporting sustained innovation, organizational transformation and growth at industry leading companies in the US and Europe – including Denmark. He spent the first part of his career focused on the TMT sector (telecoms, media and technology), which was one of the first large sectors to be aggressively disrupted by digital technology. Applying those learnings and common patterns, he has since broadened out to other sectors.

Why Core & Company?

The combination of CORE & COMPANY’s authentic entrepreneurial drive and bold, yet pragmatic, commitment to transformative innovation, is a great fit with my background, approach and beliefs. Today’s exponential technological change unleashes exponential value creation, but also exponential value erosion. Against that backdrop, CORE & COMPANY’s journey is an exciting and meaningful mission to contribute to – simply put, a laser-focus on helping clients navigate 21st century uncertainty by accelerating innovation and growth – and sometimes reinventing themselves in the process.

Educational background

Kristoffer studied Film & Television at the University of Westminster prior to completing a 2 year Extra-Mural Certificate in Management at Birkbeck College, University of London involving courses in Competitive Strategy, Marketing, Effective Management, Finance, Information Management and Understanding Organisations. He also completed a series of training programs at Turner / Time Warner on a variety of topics.

Key functional areas of expertise

  • Agile growth strategy & execution
  • Corporate innovation & digital transformation
  • Lean start-up & design thinking methodology
  • Organizational design and development
  • Go-to-market strategy & execution
  • Product & business development

Key industrial areas of expertise

  • Media
  • Telecoms
  • Energy
  • Betting
  • Start-ups
  • Tech